Australia Day Australia Day

Australia Day, celebrated on January 26, is observed as a public hoilday in all States and Territories to enable residents to celebrate what's great about Australia and being Australian. It's a day to be proud and reflect on what this nation has achieved and re-commit to making an even better place for future generations.


Australia Day Awards 2014

Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, January 25 - 6.15pm.
Each year, Council hosts an Australia Day Awards Presentation Evening, recognising individuals and groups who have made outstanding contributions to the community or who have excelled in the sporting or cultural arenas. Residents are encouraged to nominate their local hero.

Nominations closed 31 October 2013.





Selection Criteria


Australia Day 2014 Regional Community Events

Council-supported Australia Day Community Events
To assist regional communities, Council offers oonations to eligible groups to host Australia Day celebrations in their townships. These community events complement the main regional event held annually on January 26.

Details will soon be available via the Community Support link from the home page (






Australia Day 2014 Family Event

Council's Australia Day Family Fun Day - Gladstone Marina
Residents can celebrate what's great about Australia and being Australian on January 26 at the region's major Australia Day Family Fun Day event, held at the Gladstone Marina.